Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Homemade Chicken Tenders

I realize that many of my dinner creations are not quite typical 'kid friendly.'
What I mean by this is that the meals I have created up to this point do not in any way take into consideration little beings.

Inspired to recreate a kiddo favorite, I sought to make the best homemade chicken tenders out there!

Well at least something better than store bought...

Since it was a weeknight, I went for convenience and purchased some pre-cut boneless chicken breast tenders.
For the breading process I began with a basic egg wash (with a dash of Tabasco...cause I've seen Paula Deen to this one too many times).

I poured out a healthy portion of panko bread crumbs and seasoned them from my oh-so-loved spice drawer. Included was: salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and cayenne (feel free to leave this out for the kiddos who don't like spicy).

The breaded tenders.

That cayenne adds a dash of color as well.
Maybe if opting to leave it out, you could use paprika instead??

Into some not olive oil they go for a pan fry...

The finished product!

Nothing ground breaking, or earth shattering, but for sure better than store bought!

Now I just have to see if I can get my nephew over soon to feed him some homemade chicken tenders and get his take!!

We all know what Hubs thinks...anything breaded and fried scores high on his scale haha!


  1. Hey Susie, I finally made it to your blog. I must say it is very impressive and your picture are great. I was talking to a friend who likes to cook and he is having great time with a cookbook call Rubuchon. Check it out. Also I think I will try your chili recipe for our work chili contest. I will let you know.

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  3. Thanks for checking it out! As I said the other night at hockey...your friend sounds like he's very talented...Robuchon?!?!?! I am intimidated just by the title! Perahps with a couple more Julia Child recipes under my belt for this Servantless American Cook...then we'll attempt the Chef of the Century!! Good luck with the chicken tenders and let me know how they come out :O)